|Rihanna – Russian Roulette Lyrics||5 years ago|
totally agree. this song has come under a LOT of criticism for supposedly "glorifying suicide," but I see the real meaning behind the words as being about an inevitable change/choice in life that you just can't be sure of.
the line "so many won't get the chance to say goodbye" is particularly eerie, but think about it this way: sometimes you makes changes in your life that are sudden and really shock people, and they'll confront you with "why?" or "you never were like this before," etc. You know you are on the brink of a huge change, but you don't have the time or the words to explain to/prepare those around you.
|Weezer – We Are All on Drugs Lyrics||5 years ago|
I agree with GoD-Like that the song is neither pro- nor anti- drugs, and it is largely a shallow, simple song. However, I can't help but pick up on some possible (very subtle) deeper meaning...that being, a commentary on the medicalized society we live in.
In some way or another, almost everyone around you is on a drug, be it an illicit substance they've copped off the street or a prescription that doctors hastily write out because it is the least involved way to alleviate an ailment. The video for this song shows all different kinds of people, not just the stereotypical "drug addict"....we see a priest, construction worker, soccer mom, a child, etc. Maybe some of them are using illegal drugs, but maybe some of them are doped up on the medications that have their name on the bottle.
Presently, our society tends to deem certain drugs as unacceptable because the government controls a list of good and bad. But consider a heroin addict who seeks help/treatment: a doctor's initial reaction is to prescribe methadone or suboxone, which is essentially trading one drug for another. Or, we look down on the party girl who uses cocaine in night clubs, yet we give 7-year-old children amphetamines in the form of adderall and ritalin to treat ADHD.
So I'd like to think Weezer is hinting at the idea that drugs are everywhere, just not in the way most people think about when they hear the word. And even if that's not what they intended this song to be about, that's how I personally interpret it.
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